Babies After 35 founder, Dr. Shannon M. Clark is now a contributor to the Huffington Post! Her first piece recently published and is available below!
“After training for 15 years to become a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, I found myself 34 with no prospects for a long-term relationship and one year away from being the dreaded “advanced maternal age” — that age for a woman when her risk of having a baby with genetic abnormalities (i.e. Down syndrome) starts to increase. As a high-risk obstetrician, I should have realized the significance of that milestone in my life, but I didn’t. Like many career women, I put my career plans first and had convinced myself that NOT having children would be OK. I never anticipated how drastically my life would change when I finally started trying to conceive at age 40.”